September 16, 2016
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We've previously covered 3 free to geolocate any user. Today there's another option, with Quova offering its service for free for the first time. The simple API provides extensive geographic information with only a user's IP address (like 184.108.40.206) as input. The service was announced, along with a developer portal, at the Business of APIs conference in San Francisco.
Today at Where 2.0 Yahoo announced the release of Placemaker, a new "geo-enrichment" platform. The freely-available platform, which includes an API (our Placemaker API Profile), enables developers and publishers to make applications and data sets location-aware by determining the "whereness" of unstructured content (such as blog posts, new articles, feeds, and web pages).
TeleSign announced the launch of TeleSign Smart Verify, a new unified API that hopes to simplify end-user verification and two-factor authentication for app-based accounts.